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A transfer of real property by virtue of the provisions in a will. Contrast with descent, which is a transfer by virtue of statutory provisions controlling ownership of real estate when one dies without a will.
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Postal Service devised a better way to help reassure its customers.
The idea occurred to him, he notes, when people kept sitting on a small test simulator he had devised for a low-air-loss bed overlay.
Choreographers Alison Chase [Pilobolus] and Bill Wade have devised An Urban Nutcracker in collaboration with student dancers from the YARD (Youth at Risk Dancing) and Urban Dance Collective, resident companies at the Cleveland School of the Arts.
Current New York and New Jersey law give estate representatives broad power and control over real property not specifically devised, even though, technically, title has passed directly to an heir or devisee.
Realizing that Congress will be in no hurry to appropriate what is sure to be a $10 billion-plus son-of-shuttle, NASA has devised a way to get the project under way slowly and surreptitiously.
In previous research, other scientists had devised ways to separate carbon nanotubes.
As owners witness fresh demand for buildings that would have been marginal just a few years ago, architects and engineers have devised a fountain of youth for aging structures.
To learn more about their client, students who divided up into teams devised a questionnaire, and then ideas were developed with marketing personnel.
The e-mail election process was devised as an alternative.
During the early 1960s, responding to political pressure to crack down on organized crime, the FBI devised a program to recruit "top echelon" informants inside various crime syndicates.
Artist group Greyworld devised a sound installation for two of the shelters: 'songs of colour', which reflects the hues worn by people passing by, creating an intriguing ephemeral sound environment.
Forms may be devised to track the many responsibilities of a student, including communication with faculty.